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Welcome to “Is It Serious?,” a conversational podcast where two top doctors pull back the curtain on the American healthcare system and answer all of your health concerns, one question at a time. Our doctor hosts, Jean Luc Neptune, MD and Mark Lewis, MD, share their medical knowledge in a fun, lighthearted chat while also getting to the root of the “question of the day.”

The doctors discuss a range of topics covering everything from complex health issues to the absurdity of drug commercials and also share healthcare hacks, insider insurance tips, and mean tweets from their social media accounts. JL and Mark are the doctor friends that you always wished that you had and now, you do!

Episodes

August 11, 2022 - 45 MIN

Should I look at my medical records?

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The 21st Century Cures Act made it mandatory to release scans and lab results to patients as soon as they are ready. Often, this means that they get released to patients before their doctors have seen them. While JL and Mark believe .. Read More
The 21st Century Cures Act made it mandatory to release scans and lab results to patients as soon as they are ready. Often, this means that they get released to patients before their doctors have seen them. While JL and Mark believe that patients should own their data, there are many sensitive situations when patients receiving their information without full understanding or explanation can have devastating results. Tweet us your questions @jeanlucneptune or @marklewismd or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666.
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August 04, 2022 - 42 MIN

What's up with all these drug ads on tv?

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Throwing a football through a tire swing and crooked carrots are not subtle metaphors. Drug ads have taken over our televisions with 45 of the 60 seconds filled with the long list of potential side effects. Have they made us educate.. Read More
Throwing a football through a tire swing and crooked carrots are not subtle metaphors. Drug ads have taken over our televisions with 45 of the 60 seconds filled with the long list of potential side effects. Have they made us educated consumers or a doctor’s worst nightmare? Tweet us your questions @jeanlucneptune or @marklewismd or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666.
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July 28, 2022 - 41 MIN

Who are you anyway?

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Mark Lewis M.D. and JL Neptune M.D. share the defining moments that informed their decision to become doctors. As they get to know each other, they talk about their grueling medical school journeys, the tragic stories of their father.. Read More
Mark Lewis M.D. and JL Neptune M.D. share the defining moments that informed their decision to become doctors. As they get to know each other, they talk about their grueling medical school journeys, the tragic stories of their fathers' cancers, and little tidbits about their Scottish, Haitian and Texan roots. What should your doctor know about you? JL and Mark give you some pointers as well as a few healthcare hacks.  Tweet us your questions @jeanlucneptune or @marklewismd or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. Check out FUMS from OffScrip Healthhttps://offscrip.com/shows
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July 21, 2022 - 32 MIN

How do genetics and the environment play a role in our health?

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Nature versus Nurture; one of the oldest debates in the social sciences. Dr. Mark Lewis and Dr. Jean Luc Neptune tackle this conversation from a 21st century lens. With more information about DNA and global environmental changes, the.. Read More
Nature versus Nurture; one of the oldest debates in the social sciences. Dr. Mark Lewis and Dr. Jean Luc Neptune tackle this conversation from a 21st century lens. With more information about DNA and global environmental changes, there are even more reasons why someone might wonder, "Why me?" when diagnosed with cancer or some other disease? Mark and JL help listeners find a balance between responsibility and being kind to yourself when something goes wrong with your health. Tweet us your questions @marklewismdor @jeanlucneptune or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. Check out Beyond the Paper Gown from OffScrip Healthhttps://offscrip.com/shows
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July 14, 2022 - 46 MIN

Why don't we talk about physician burnout?

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Physician burnout is on the rise and there are many barriers and reasons why providers do not talk about it. Dr. JL Neptune and Dr. Mark Lewis pull back the curtain on the pressures and demands that cause the burnout as well as the r.. Read More
Physician burnout is on the rise and there are many barriers and reasons why providers do not talk about it. Dr. JL Neptune and Dr. Mark Lewis pull back the curtain on the pressures and demands that cause the burnout as well as the reasons why doctors and other healthcare workers often don't talk about it. Tweet us your questions @jeanlucneptune or @marklewismd or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. SHOW NOTES: National suicide prevention number 1-800-273-8255https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/physician-health/ama-spurs-movement-fight-key-causes-physician-burnout?gclid=CjwKCAjw4ayUBhA4EiwATWyBruW6PwIV1vhp9e_eeFH44TekYjV0Vs1vyydUltOEiBgv343vzwRizhoCP2IQAvD_BwE https://clinicianburnoutfoundation.org/https://www.webofscience.com/wos/woscc/full-record/WOS:000669019000003?SID=USW2EC0E16O1iwwekbZQLXnmXUQsg Check out  Beyond the Paper Gown from OffScrip Healthhttps://offscrip.com/shows
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Hosted By:

Mark Lewis

Jean-Luc Neptune